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From the White House to The Fox

Acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt will appear as guest soloist with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra in a concert Monday (Feb. 28) at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Pratt has performed on such television programs as the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and “Sesame Street,” and performed at the White House for President Obama in 2009. He also twice appeared at the White House for President Clinton.

Pratt, an associate professor of piano and Artist in Residence at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, will be featured in Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor.

He won the Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1992, and two years later was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 1995, he was named one of Ebony magazine’s “50 Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Monday’s program also includes Glinka’s Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla,” Wagner’s Prelude to “Die Meistersinger” and Smetana’s Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride.”

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, through the Fox box office (509-624-1200) or TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com)


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